As far as season openers go, this one was satisfying. As PJ said, pitching a shutout is difficult no matter the opponent—even a team as one dimensional as Montana State.
Luke Falk was efficient, James Williams was outstanding, and Erik Powell is one-for-one on field goals.
Of course there are things to improve on. But for now, let's go to the highlights, especially for those stuck watching baseball as the game started:
Here's Mike Leach after the game. Make sure you stick around for the Andre Dillard talk:
Here's Luke Falk and Cole Madison after the game:
And finally, here is Jalen Thompson and James Williams after the game:
WSU looked real good on the stat sheet, as shutouts tend to do. Lots of things stick out:
The Cougs also burned four redshirts: Jamire Calvin, Tay Martin, George Hicks III and Zaire Webb.
You can read that and more in the game notes:
Up next, a home date with the Boise State Broncos at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.